The info on that site is outdated. Car n Driver recently had a 3 page
article on the latest developement, it’s nothing 100% proven of course but
seems to be more researched than your typical spy shot.
it included a mid engine configuration based on the X-type engine, 3.0 for
starter. The car will be light so that should be adequate for entry level
but I hope they don’t make the mistakes others have made coming out with
undepowered cars. Z3, Boxter ( non S ), CLKs, etc…
I think that for the F to be succesful, it will need performance to match
its looks and be at the same level of performance its spiritual ancestors
where at the time ( E-type, XK120, etc… ). That means 0-60 of below
5sec… heck if chevy can do it for 50k …
With the succes of the X, I don’t think an R model will take as long as it
did for S to come out. The car market is once again performance driven, just
look at ads, HP numbers are oftern in the spotlight
Pascal----- Original Message -----
From: “Ken” AgentShephard@hotmail.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 6:12 AM
Subject: Re: [x-type] Supercharged variants (was New to List)
I did not know the F-Type was going to be in the 40 k bracket, I always
figured it would get slotted in above the S-Type, Interesting… As for
X-Type R, I read somewher that it was slated for either 04 or 05, but I
can’t remember where. Nor were there any details about what the
would be like. But I do not think it would take anything away from the
F-Type, as the practical differences between a 4 door Saloon and a
But I would not mind if they slip the Supercharger from the F-Type into an
X-Type for the R series. 300 HP would do quite nicely, at least that’s how
much they claim on the F-Type page. http://www.jaguarcars.com/uk/ftype/
Much as I would love a V-8, I just can’t see how they could fit one
an X-Type with its Transverse mounted engine.
'02 X-TYPE 2.5 Auto Topaz/Sand
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From: “Sunny Garofalo” firstname.lastname@example.org
To: “Ken” AgentShephard@hotmail.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 12:12 AM
Subject: [x-type] Supercharged variants (was New to List)
I’m curious if there are any plans for an X-Type R. I think that an
X-Type R would unintentionally compete against and beat the F-Type in
performance for its market segment.
For the record, I’m an XJR and Jag V12 fanatic, but bought my XJ6
couldn’t wait and was in between Jags.
I don’t see the F-Type as anything but an R only version, but I think
going to be in for big disappointment when its released. At least
The F-Type is supposed to be targeted at a $40k price range. Unless
absolutely hooked on the styling, why opt for the F-Type if there is an
X-Type R for what I would guess to be a very similiar price?
An XKR is no longer the top of the line R version with the S-Type R put
production. Its going to fall further down the pack as any other R
will likely be less expensive then the S/XK/XJ variants.
Jaguars with more performance then the older brothers for less then
Sweet, supercharged music to my ears.
'97 XJ6 Anthracite
Sherman Oaks, CA